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Guide to '''Gilmer County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gilmer_County,_West_Virginia|Gilmer County]]''
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| seat = [[Glenville, West Virginia|Glenville]]
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| building address = Gilmer County Courthouse<br>10 Howard Street<br>Glenville, WV 26351<br>Phone:&nbsp;304-462-7641<br>[http://www.gilmercounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Gilmer County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Gilmer_County,_West_Virginia|Gilmer County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]
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County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853<br>Marriage, probate and land from 1845<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
'''Gilmer County'''<br>10 Howard Street<br>Glenville, WV 26351<br>304-462-7641 <br>
 
 
 
*County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853  
 
*Marriage, probate and land from 1845<ref name="Handybook" />  
 
*[http://www.gilmerwv.org/ Gilmer County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.gilmercounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Gilmer County, West Virginia Government]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
See an interactive map of Gilmer County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvgilmer.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvgilmer.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/gilmer/cemeteries/cemeteries.htm Gilmer County, West Virginia Cemeteries&nbsp;]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197141?availability=Family%20History%20Library Otterbine or Baptist Church Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197180?availability=Family%20History%20Library Snider Cemetery inscriptions, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/183953?availability=Family%20History%20Library Woodford Cemetery records, Gilmer County, West Virginia]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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===== Civil War  =====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Gilmer+county,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x88498211af02ee9f:0x1958a8c5d2147f84,Gilmer,+WV&gl=us&ei=TNiiT66YEKGi2QWbybCJCQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAQ Gilmer County, West Virginia Map]
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==== Military  ====
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Companies B and E.
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E and H.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Gilmer Rifles).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Gilmer County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030606%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1845 - 1969]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
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==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.  
  
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1845-1847, 1849-1969 - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
'''Gilmer County Historical Society'''<br>706 Mineral Road<br>Glenville, WV 26351  
 
'''Gilmer County Historical Society'''<br>706 Mineral Road<br>Glenville, WV 26351  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/gilmer-county/ Gilmer County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilmer_County,_West_Virginia Gilmer County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Gilmer|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/gilmer/photo_gallery/photo_gallery.htm Gilmer County, WVGENWEB Photo Gallery]
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Gilmer/state.html National Register of Historic Places&nbsp; Gilmer County]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Gilmer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
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Revision as of 04:19, 19 July 2014

Guide to Gilmer County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Gilmer County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Gilmer County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 3, 1845
County Seat Glenville
Courthouse
Gilmer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Gilmer County Courthouse
10 Howard Street
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: 304-462-7641
Gilmer County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1853
Marriage, probate and land from 1845[1]

History

Parent County

1845--Gilmer County was created 3 February 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha Counties.
County seat: Glenville[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvgilmer.jpg

Cemeteries

Church

Census

For tips on accessing Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Gilmer County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Companies B and E.
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E and H.[3]
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Gilmer Rifles).[4]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

. Includes marriages 1845-1847, 1849-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Gilmer County Historical Society
706 Mineral Road
Glenville, WV 26351

 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gilmer County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  4. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.